March 15, 2011 20:00 ET

'Main Event' A Huge Hit at

Two-day Spectacle Highlights a Standout Tournament Weekend

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - PKR's new monthly tournament – the 'Main Event' - brought together more than 1,400 players over the weekend in the site's first ever tournament to be spread across two nights. The inaugural event capped a standout weekend of tournament poker that also included PKR's richest event, the $100K guaranteed PKR Masters.

For a buy-in of just $35, the 'Main Event' offered a live, professional standard structure to online players of all bankroll levels. The result was a great turnout and rave reviews from the 1,403 entrants. Designed to accommodate the needs of a player's working week, the tournament was split between Sunday and Monday nights, with a 10,000 starting stack and 30 minute blind levels. The prize pool of $44,896 exceeded the $25,000 guarantee, with eventual winner, mclash80 from Northern Ireland, taking home the $8,441 top prize.

The headline weekend of tournament poker also featured another event renowned for its playable structure, the PKR Masters. The event began at 20:00 GMT on Saturday evening and resulted in a victory worth $26,624 for Luxembourg resident Twister86.

Marketing Director, Simon Prodger said "Congratulations to the weekend's winners. These tournaments showcase the innovative and affordable choice we provide to our players. By continually evolving our schedule, we have ensured old favourites such as the Masters and new additions like the Main Event offer every player a great value poker experience."

Main Event players speak...
"Excellent tourney guys, very well put together. Bring on the next one" - miragedrum
"Enjoyed this immensely as its right up my street" - almackpool
"Great structure and a lot of fun" - Scooney
"Great tourney PKR, loved playing it. Will be back for more" – theboybarnes
"Brilliant tourney, the praise is deserved. Look forward to the next one" - Rocafella

About PKR

PKR is a revolutionary new concept in online poker that has changed the way the game is played.

Featuring stunning real-time 3D graphics and a uniquely engaging and immersive gaming system, PKR brings an unparalleled and previously unseen level of realism to online poker.

Developed by some of the brightest stars in the video games and poker industries, PKR continues to be the most innovative poker room in the world.

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